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  • Malbec World Day!

    In case you missed out on our most recent Virtual Tasting, we enjoyed a stellar lineup of Malbec-based wines with Nora Favelukes, the U.S. representative of...


  • Dunn Winery

    The wines of Randy Dunn really need no introduction. First with Caymus Vineyards, where Randy was the winemaker from 1975 through 1985, and then with his...


  • Sonoma, aka Pinot Country

    In some ways, California is an odd place when it comes to wine. Regions tend to become associated with a particular variety: Napa with Cabernet, Santa...


  • The Wines of Scarpa

    Casa Vinicola Scarpa is a venerable house, producing, among other wines, Barolo and Barbera that virtually no one in the States is familiar with. Not...


  • Getting My Grill On

    Well, it's still not really Spring around here, much less summer, but that won't keep me from thinking about grilling under the setting sun. I love grilling,...


  • Where to Go in April

    Things are about to get a lot busier. If spring ever arrives, and I’ve been assured that it is on its way, we won’t only be looking at southern wine...


  • Venturing Vermentino

    As the weather warms up I know we'll all be reaching for more white wines. The question, of course, is which whites will those be? Are we all going to be...


  • Dehydration: The Perfect Way to Age Wine

    One of the enemies of the wine lover is time. The greatest wines in the world are meant to be aged, to be given the time to allow oxygen, and who knows what...


  • Hot White Wines

    So here's a question for all the ITB folks out there. With the change of the seasons, how heavily do you change your product mix? We all know that rosés are...


  • Pinot Blanc(ish)

    Wine is so confusing! I love a good Pinot Blanc, or Pinot Bianco. But what do I love when it's not necessarily a Pinot Blanc? Let me explain. Alsace is...


  • Wineries Giving Back

    The idea of a winery “giving back” is pretty popular these days, though it wasn't too long ago that most wineries would have been happy and likely...


  • Chablis Always Delivers

    With rumors of an impending spring abounding, I'm turning my eyes towards some white wines with which to welcome the changing of the seasons. So far it,...


  • Monte Bello’s New Old Wine

    I recently had the very good fortune to spend several hours with Paul Draper during a visit to Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello property. While Ridge is well...


  • Pairing for Spring Dishes

    Spring has arrived, supposedly. Judging from the freezing temperatures and snow flurries outside, a healthy dose of doubt is warranted. But very soon there...


  • California Zinfandel: A Lesson in Vintage and Regional Success

    Zinfandel, it’s no secret that I have carried on a long and intimate relationship with you. There is so much you offer. Sometimes you're a bit rough and...


  • Top Zinfandel Values

    I make no secret of my love for Zinfandel. It’s California’s greatest red wine, with Petite Sirah making it a competitive race. Yes, that goes against...


  • One Man, 40 Rieslings

    There's an argument to be made for Riesling, and it's made on a regular basis. It goes something like this: Riesling is great, it's flexible and it's food...


  • Bad Wine

    There are many potential flaws in wines, and the sad part is that, more often than not, the flaw is so subtle that it ruins our experience without us even...


  • 10 Top Value Rieslings

    As I tasted Riesling last week, I considered some of the reasons for its lack of wider popularity. Some say it's because the wines range from dry to very...


  • Luck of the Drive: Traveling in Sonoma

    Sometimes you get lucky, sometimes you don’t. This is one of those times, more or less. I’m traveling through Sonoma and trying to find things that are...


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